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West Hollywood General Plan

West Hollywood, CA

2011 APA Comprehensive Plan, Small Jurisdiction Award of Excellence


West Hollywood is a diverse, vibrant and progressive community located in the heart of the Los Angeles region. It is home to many world-renowned places including the Sunset Strip, the Avenue of Arts and Design and the Pacific Design Center. Raimi + Associates updated the City of West Hollywood’s General Plan, drafting or managing all elements of the general plan in coordination with city staff.

The new general plan focuses on maintaining the community’s unique character while providing a design and planning vision for change areas of the City primarily along Santa Monica and Sunset Boulevards. General Plan policies created a framework for preserving West Hollywood’s values of diversity, inclusivity, and environmental responsibility while promoting new investment and improved public space in key locations. The West Hollywood General Plan was adopted in 2011.

Client: City of West Hollywood

Timeframe: 2009 - 2011


  • Winner of the 2011 Los Angeles Section APA Award for both Innovation in Green Planning and Small Jurisdiction Comprehensive Plan.

  • Design and streetscape standards focused on the various unique districts within West Hollywood.

  • Specific policies related to health and wellness, sustainability and climate change, and arts and culture.

  • Lean, user-friendly General Plan with a focus on document layout and design.

  • Identification of change areas within the City, including detailed design and policy guidance for each.

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